Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Tumble Your Photos
For a quick photo stream with blog capabilities, Tumblr is a perfect solution for portfolios and thematic galleries
Labels: Sharing and Websites
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The site is a time machine of sorts, allowing you to see how homes, neighborhoods and towns have changed around the world. The emotional pull of these photos-within-photos is considerable, with many of them packing such a nostalgic punch that Jones gets emails from people saying that his site motivated them to visit their parents and flip through old photo albums together.
One of the ways Jones was able to garner so much attention was through Tumblr's reblogging tool, which lets you quickly share content you find on the site. Clicking the Reblog button next to any post creates a copy on your blog and allows you to include your own commentary. You also can automatically update your Twitter feed and Facebook page whenever you post, and use Google Analytics to track how many users are visiting your blog, how often, which posts are the most popular and more. Some of the themes even have an option for simply pasting in a Google Analytics ID.
"It seems like before my page even loads after I post a photo, I have 20 reblogs and then it just explodes," Jones says. "Tumblr is really the perfect way to get a project like this across the Internet."
To see more photos from Dear Photograph or to submit your own, visit www.dearphotograph.com. To create your own blog on Tumblr, go to www.tumblr.com.
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